The Bonds of Friendship With Social Media and Teens

I am someone that truly knows the gift of social media.  The support it can give you when you are feeling down.  The friends you can make and the groups you can join that have common interests. PEW Research just released their latest study on Social Media, Teens and...

Parents of Siblings: This One’s For You

By Christy Crandell The great thing about having a sibling, whether older or younger, is always having someone to talk to, play sports with and learn from. Younger siblings have someone to look up to as a role model, while older siblings have the opportunity to pass...

CyberParenting: Role Models Matter

It might be something you say off-the-cuff while you are driving or cooking.  It may even be the way you greet a waitress or hold the door for someone behind you…. your children are watching you and listening to you. If you mention something ugly about a...

Teens and Random Acts of Kindness

Sometimes it can seem like we are always hearing doom and gloom when it comes to our youth, especially teenagers. I want to turn that around with this great survey that Stage of Life (that offers writing contests for high school students) conducted with a group of...

Keeping Teens Motivated and Busy During the Summer

Guest Post by Blaise Brooks With summer vacation quickly approaching, teens can look forward to a lot of free time to relax, hang out with friends and spend time with family. However, this newfound free time includes a lot of potential opportunities to engage in...

Being Thankful For Your Teen

Guest post by Peggy McKibbin There are many things to be thankful for but, if you’re like me, a healthy relationship with your teen tops the list. After all, you have spent many years as caregiver, counselor, coach and cuddler to your “little one.” From first steps...